Fall Harvest: What to Look for at the Market

What’s more beautiful than the vibrant colors of the leaves in autumn? Why, the colorful variety of fall produce in the market, of course! Often times, people think of summer as being the best time for fresh produce. And summer does yield a bounty of delicious fresh fruits and vegetables, but there are many crops [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Fall Harvest: What to Look for at the Market

How to Get Comfortable in the Kitchen

How many of your meals are made at home? If you’re like a lot of Americans, the answer is, “fewer and fewer.” According to market research firm The NPD Group, fewer than 60% of dinners eaten at home are actually homemade. And that number has slowly dwindled since the early 80’s, when it was closer [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How to Get Comfortable in the Kitchen

Is Gut Bacteria Getting You Down?

Feeling a bit moody? Maybe getting sick more often than you would like? Struggling with food cravings? You might need to take a closer look at your body’s beneficial bacteria. That’s not a play on words; I’m referring to the complex colonies of bacteria that reside in our gut, known as our microbiome. They have [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Lifestyle, Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Is Gut Bacteria Getting You Down?

Pregnancy Nutrition – What to Know

According to recent research by the CDC, nearly half of American women are gaining too much weight during pregnancy. Between the cravings, nausea, and (ahem) mood swings, it can be difficult to keep healthy eating on the radar. But good nutrition habits can go a long way in reducing pregnancy risks and keeping some of [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Pregnancy Nutrition – What to Know

Benefits of Exercising from Home

While there can be benefits to exercising at a gym, some people find even more reasons they prefer to exercise at home. At Virtual Health Partners, we know that whatever exercise you find easiest to fit into your day, is a good type. We provide extensive live and recorded fitness classes that our clients can do [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Benefits of Exercising from Home

Food Safety Tips

Did you know that according to the CDC, 48 million people get sick every year from foodbourne illnesses? Foodborne illness can be very serious. If you know anyone who's experienced it, you know what I mean. We are smack in the middle of marinating, grilling, and outdoor eating season, which means this is prime time for unwanted [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Food Safety Tips

Conquering PCOS

Being a woman can be tough. I say this from experience. Our biology can make managing weight more challenging, and increase our risk of certain cancers and heart disease. So it feels a bit like a double whammy for woman also dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). One in ten females of childbearing age are [...]

By | July 23rd, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Conquering PCOS

Tablet & Video Chat: Both on the Rise

At Virtual Health Partners, all our client interaction involves the internet, whether that’s smartphone, tablet, or computers. Because of this, we’re always looking at the trends in technology. While it's clear that most people own a smartphone, what's harder to judge can be tablet ownership. iPads and growing competitors like Microsoft's tablet - the Surface - are [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Tablet & Video Chat: Both on the Rise

Are You Tired of Hearing About Protein?

Getting tired of hearing us harp on you about eating protein?  Don’t worry, sometimes I do too.  But folks, I promise there are good reasons for it.  Especially for anyone with a weight loss goal.  So grab yourself a nice protein-based snack, and read through this list of benefits of upping your protein: You’ll be [...]

By | July 8th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Are You Tired of Hearing About Protein?

It’s BBQ Time

Here in the northeast, we call it a barbecue. Meaning, a backyard (or rooftop) gathering of folks that involves food that may have come off a grill. Having spent many years living in Texas, I know the term “barbecue” can mean something entirely more serious. But whether you call it a barbecue or a cookout, [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on It’s BBQ Time